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Village pond in Ferrensby

Ferrensby is a village and civil parish in the Harrogate district of North Yorkshire, England.[1][2] The population of the civil parish as of the 2011 census was 187.[3] It is about 3 miles north-east of Knaresborough and near the A1(M) motorway. Nearby attractions include a balloon centre and a maze.

The origin of the place-name is from Old Norse and means farmstead or village of the man from the Faroe Islands, and appears as Ferebi in the Domesday Book of 1086.[4]


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 99 Northallerton & Ripon (Pateley Bridge & Leyburn) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2013. ISBN 9780319231593. 
  2. ^ "Ordnance Survey: 1:50,000 Scale Gazetteer" (csv (download)). www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk. Ordnance Survey. 1 January 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2016. 
  3. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 16 February 2016. 
  4. ^ Mills, A.D. (2011) [first published 1991]. A Dictionary of British Place Names (First edition revised 2011 ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 187. ISBN 9780199609086. 

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Coordinates: 54°02′N 1°26′W / 54.033°N 1.433°W / 54.033; -1.433